reply to post by webpirate
Hooray for Diane Sands. I have issues with the DEA, which I will discuss now, keeping to T&C, of course. I think many us us are plain tired of Big
Government. At the same time our government does get bigger, and draws the American People farther and farther away from their Constitution. Our
Constitution of the United States Is Supreme, it is the Law of the Land. Only amendments can alter the Constitution. Treaties definitely can not. No
one is above the Constitution, not even the President. (this was stated for the record in the Clinton impeachment hearings.) The Constitution
protects freedoms of Individuals, not just groups. All laws contradicting the Constitution are unconstitutional, null, void and unenforceable. The
Constitution, in all basis if fact, is the very job description for all federal government employees, from the President on down. The Constitution
tells the federal government what it CAN do, not what it can not. However, what the Constitution does NOT authorize the federal government to do, the
federal government is NOT authorized to do. 95% of Congress and the White House should be in prison for violating that Constitutional law. Under
normal circumstances as planned by our Founding fathers, county sheriffs have power over federal agents where the federal government is limited by the
U.S. Constitution. County sheriffs have the power and responsibility to stop within their borders those federal agents overstepping their bounds. The
limiting power of the U.S. Constitution, reiterated by its inherent 9th and 10th Amendments, come into play here.
That being said, in my considered opinion, the DEA is one of many completely unConstitutional government agencies that treat adults as if they were
children. The fact that they (DEA) demonize private property pushes the drugs into a black market that sells the drugs indiscriminately to the very
child markets that they (supposedly) are designed to eliminate. Meanwhile, the Rights of the people who could in fact realize a better way of life
from the Herb (taken for medical purposes) are violated. Even though the State wishes for the American citizen to have that which helps them, the
Federal Government steps in, slaps the State's Constitutionally elected Government in the mouth, and enforces "Law by Edict" upon the people, the
Citizens of the State. Are State governments powerless to this Federal intervention?
The war on drugs (as well as many of the other "wars" on obesity, poverty and other types of federal programs) are just
on a Federal Level and generally aren't within the
traditional Constitutional limits placed upon the Federal government anyway, so in a sense they don't even legitimately represent the U.S. federal
government that We the People elected to do the business of the People. We the People did not elect representatives to create laws that violate the
original intent of the Constitution, and our personal Right of A Pursuit of Happiness
U. S. Constitution:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be
violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be
searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or
to the people."
The drug war is lost, and no progress will be made as long as this society thinks that law enforcement, and punishment in prison is the answer. We
need to change our thinking and see this as a public health issue.
Medical cannabis refers to the use of parts of the herb cannabis (also referred to as medical marijuana) as a physician-recommended form of
medicine or herbal therapy, or to synthetic forms of specific cannabinoids such as THC as a physician-recommended form of medicine. The Cannabis plant
from which the cannabis drug is derived has a long history of medicinal use, with evidence dating back to 2,737 BCE. Synthetic cannabinoids, such
as Marinol and Cesamet, are available as prescription drugs in some countries. A number of studies, some disputed, claim that medical cannabis
relieves symptoms and is helpful in the treatment of many diseases.
Minds are slowly beginning to change.